Table 2

 Programme overview

SiteMission and durationNo of clinical ethicistsCredentials and backgroundAreas of expertiseRole
FTE, full-time equivalent.
1We strive to maintain the highest standard of professional ethics and competence in an interdisciplinary team based approach1 part-time (volunteer)MD MSc FRCPC MedicineGeriatrics, long term care, end of life, Jewish medical ethicsIndependent and small group consultation models
8 years
2No mission statement 6 years1 full-timeMA SJD LawPsychiatric and addiction ethics, research ethics, conflict of interest in research, ethics consultation, neuroethicsIndependent consultation model
3Is committed to working with our colleagues in other departments to provide excellence in the compassionate care of children and their families …12 years1 full-time; 1 part-time (0.8 FTE) who is also director of the serviceBA MA PhD BA LLB LLM PhD Philosophy and lawChildren and youth, end of life, ethics committees, complementary and alternative medicine, research ethics, interface between law and ethics, accountabilityIndependent consultation model
4To continuously improve ethical dimensions of patient care at MSH through consultation, education, and research 6 years1 full-timeBA BSW MSW PhD Social workConflict resolution, end of life, cultureIndependent consultation model
5To enable members of the healthcare community to identify and resolve ethical issues which arise in the clinical setting 21 years2 full-time (one of whom is director of service), 1 full-time contract; 1 part-time (0.6 FTE)BA MA LTh PhD ThD BTh MTh MPhil LTh PhD ThD BScN MN PhD BScN MDiv DMin (c)Theology, philosophy, and nursingConsent and capacity, end of life, palliative care,long term care, trauma, organisational ethics, cultural/religious diversity, mental health, conflict resolution,geriatric careIndependent consultation model
6No mission statement 15 years2 part-time (one of whom is director of service), 1 part-time contract (0.2 FTEs each)MD PhD CCFP FCPC BSc MD MHSc FRCP(c)PhD Medicine and philosophyEnd of life, medical error, resource allocation, medical educationIndependent consultation model
7To lead a world class bioethics programme and to pursue an international profile in rehabilitation and continuing care ethics 5 years1 full-time; 1 senior clinical ethics fellowBA MA PhD BN MA Philosophy and nursingCapacity and consent, rehabilitation and continuing care, mental healthIndependent consultation model
8To continuously improve management of ethical dimensions of patient care faced by healthcare professionals, patients, and family members 5 years (position vacant for 1 year)1 full-timeMHSc MSW RSW Social workTransplantation, end of life, cultural issues, patient safety, truth tellingIndependent consultation model
9No mission statement 1 year1 full-timeRN BA MHSc NursingEnd of life, resource allocation, priority setting, doctor–patient relationshipsIndependent consultation model